THE ROUTE - There's a Challenge for You!
 

The Thames Path is unique, it's the only long distance path to follow a river for most of its length. Our challenge starts at Bishop's Park, next to Putney Bridge, and on through leafy Kew and Richmond past the last non-tidal lock at Teddington. It passes the Royal palace of Hampton Court, beneath Windsor Castle and on through beautiful countryside to Henley - for those on the full 100KM walk.

Which route is for you? You can take on the Thames Path Challenge as either a 100 km full on challenge, either of the two 50 km halves, or the any of 25 km sections of the route. All are walks - all are runs (bar 2 of the 25 km legs) - so there' s a challenge for you on the Thames Path!

Which section will you take on in 2014?
 

100 km
 
Starting near Putney Bridge, passing the Royal palace of Hampton Court near our 25km stop, then heading upstream towards our half way rest & food stop at Runnymede Pleasure Gardens before setting out on the final stretch of the route towards our finish point in Henley on Thames. Trains run back to London from Henley - and werun shuttles to the local station.

Run It
  • Take on the Thames Path Challenge as an Ultra-Marathon
  • Runners must have a sub 15 hr target time. The record is sub 10 hours! 
  • 100 km runners set out from Putney between 7am - 7.30am on Saturday 13th September
Walk It
  • Walkers & joggers set out between the hours of 8.30 - 10am 
  • Target time of 24 hours - most will take between 20 - 30hrs

50 km - 2 Route Options

> Putney Bridge to Runnymede - 1st Half
 
Run It
  • Runners set off in the morning from between 7am - 7.30am on Saturday 13th September
  • Target time of under 7 hrs to be classed as a runner
Walk It
  • Runners set off in the morning from between 7.15 - 8.15 am on Saturday 13th September
  • Target time of 11 hours - most will do it in between 9 - 14 hrs
We run shuttle bus services to Staines Station - which connects well with London
 
 
> Runnymede to Henley - 2nd Half
 
The second half of the Thames Path Challenge route sets out from Runnymede Pleasure Grounds, and heads west towards Henley along the quieter rural section.Runnymede is east to get to by train from London.

Run It
  • Runners set off at12pm midday Saturday 13th MSeptember
  • Target time of under 7 hrs to be classed as a runner
Walk It
  • Walkers set off in the morning from between 8.30 - 9.30 am on Saturday 13th September
  • Moonlight walk option!! Sets off from 10 pm to walk over-night
  • Target time of 11 hours - most will do it in between 9 - 14 hrs

25 km - 4 Route Options

> Putney Bridge to Hampton - 1st Quarter
 
Run It
  • Runners set off with the other runners between 7am - 7.30am on Saturday 13th September
  • Target time of under 3 hrs to be classed as a runner
Walk It
  • Walkers set off in the morning from between 10.15 - 11.15 am on Saturday 13th September
  • Target time of 5 hours - most will do it in between 4 - 7 hrs

We run shuttle buses to Hampton Court Station - thta connects into Central London

 
> Hampton to Runnymede - 2nd Quarter (walk only)
 
  • Walkers set off in the morning from 1.30 pm on Saturday 13th September
  • Target time of 5 hours - most will do it in between 4 - 7 hrs

> Runnymede to Cookham - 3rd Quarter
 
Run It
  • Runners set off at 12 mid day on Saturday 13th September with the 50 km runners 
  • Target time of under 3 hrs to be classed as a runner
Walk It
  • Walkers set off in the morning from between 8.30 - 9.30 am on Saturday 13th September
  • Target time of 5 hours - most will do it in between 4 - 7 hrs

Cookham has a train station close by that links into London


> Cookham to Henley - 4th Quarter - Sunday 14th (walk only)
  • Walkers set off in the morning from 8 am on Sunday 14th Sep
  • Target time of 5 hours - most will do it in between 4 - 7 hrs

 

 




 


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